Updated: April 2009
Returns a specified number of characters from the left side of a string.
To determine the number of characters in string, use the Len function.
The following example uses the Left function to return the first three characters of MyString:
Dim MyString, LeftString MyString = "VBScript" LeftString = Left(MyString, 3) ' LeftString contains "VBS".
The LeftB function is used with byte data contained in a string. Instead of specifying the number of characters to return, length specifies the number of bytes.